LIVE this Sunday, March 4th at 635pm Small Bites with Glenn Gross and Derek Timm of Bluejeanfood.com on Wildfire Radio has another stellar lineup.
We are thrilled to welcome Ali Rosen Gourvitch author of “Bring It! Tried & True Recipes for Potluck and Casual Entertaining by Ali Rosen” from Running Press available for purchase on March 13. Bring It! is the ultimate source for potluck, picnic, or dinner party-worthy dishes that combine simple prep with big taste! Also, Ali is the founder and host of Potluck with Ali, a television show and website dedicated to sharing the best and brightest in food. Potluck airs on NYC Life and its videos have appeared on HuffPost, Edible Magazine, and People. Ali was named as one of Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 for Food & Drink. She has also written for sites including Bon Appétit Magazine, Epicurious, Fodor’s, and Refinery29. Potluck was nominated for an International Emmy Awards as well as two IACP: The International Association of Culinary Professionals awards and Thrillist said Ali had one of the coolest jobs in food (she agrees).
Then we welcome Neha Khullar the author of “Palate Passport”. Neha Khullar is a foodie, coffee addict, sparkly shoe-wearer, and enthusiastic dinner party host. Prior to becoming a cookbook author, Neha Khullar worked on the corporate side of New York City. Fueled by her passion for food and cooking, she set out on a journey to explore culinary traditions around the world. After breaking bread in dozens of places, she learned that food brings people together and creates community regardless of religion, political views, or language; what tastes good can be shared with others. She has spent time with master chefs, street stall cooks, grandmothers, and food lovers all around the world. They have taught her about their favorite local foods and shared the history and stories behind them. Palate Passport is her personal culinary masterpiece created to share this journey with others. She intends to show readers that cooking is fun, it doesn’t have to be intimidating, and if made with love, even an imperfect dish will taste beautiful! Neha has spent three years creating this book in order to thoughtfully coordinate all of its components. The cover was inspired by many people and separate events. After following a particular artist for years, she asked him to create the cover art, loving his style of coloring outside of the lines–a style reminiscent of her story for creating this cookbook. The dominant colors of the cover were inspired by a garden that Neha visited in Marrakech, Morocco. And the name was inspired by a fellow traveler who crossed paths with Neha while also filling her passport with experiences. Every component of this book has a story like the one behind the cover art. Neha is the founder of FoodMoodz, LLC which is an online platform for foodies to share articles on the best eats, chef profiles, recipes, and food trends. Neha is also the founder of Global Foodie Citizen which is a community of foodies located all around the world! The vision for GFC is to offer an invite-only group of foodies who can connect to meet at exclusive restaurants and food experiences around the world.
Have you ever seen Matthew McConaughey’s Dallas Buyers Club, Netflix’s Beasts of No Nation, or Beyoncé‘s Lemonade video? Then you’re already familiar with our next guest’s work on films and television shows as a DGA 1st Assistant Director. Now Mark is ready for you to read his latest project. Mark learned to cook from his Italian mother and grandmother, Nonna Yvelise. From his aunt, he inherited a love of travel. He combined those two passions into his cookbook: “Cooking with Spices – 100 Recipes for Blends, Marinades and Sauces from Around the World” from Rockridge Press with foreword from Martha Foose. Mark wants you to send your taste buds around the world with easy-to-make rubs, blends, sauces, and pastes from Cooking with Spices. Knowing how to balance flavor and spice can transform a dish. But whether you’re looking to liven up what’s already in the refrigerator or trying something new, figuring out just the right blend of spices to use can be intimidating. Cooking with Spices is a comprehensive reference cookbook that explains the regional origins of spices from around the world and gives you easy-to-follow recipes for rubs, pastes, sauces, and blends. Cooking with Spices serves up recipes with a pinch of history to give your taste buds something to talk about. Be sure to follow Mark on social media:
Coming back to Small Bites is our good friend Chef Hiram Quintana of Lions Den Catering/food Truck who is now taking full control as executive chef once again of a kitchen! He has been working with his good friend Conrad Flynn in beautiful Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania and will be overseeing Encore Fine Food & Spirits in a Beautiful resort town with cool restaurants and concepts. We couldn’t be happier for Chef Hiram!
We also welcome back Donato Marino the owner of D and L Coffee Service Inc. with Lisa Marino. D & L is one of the premier bean to barista providers with award winning espresso and quality machines that they sell and service as well.
Small Bites Radio correspondent Actor John DiRenzo will also be helping in studio with his valuable insight and experience in the culinary world and also be sure to catch him on QVC selling the high quality Copper Chef products.
You say you STILL NEED MORE!!! Don’t forget we still have our regular weekly segments from Courier-Post nightlife correspondent and The New York Times recognized John Howard-Fusco for his news of the week and please remember that John’s book “A Culinary History of Cape May: Salt Oysters, Beach Plums & Cabernet Franc” from Arcadia Publishing The History Press is now available to buy, Chef Barbie Marshall who is a Chef Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen Season 10 finalist and appeared on Season 17 of FOX Hell’s Kitchen #AllStars, and Chef Barbie was named Pennsylvania’s most influential chef by Cooking Light will delight us with her tip of the week, and a joke of the week from legendary joke teller Jackie Martling of The Howard Stern Show fame and Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling with his autobiography “The Joke Man: Bow to Stern” from Post Hill Press with foreword by Artie Lange available to order on Amazon.com. Fat Jack’s BBQ and Bluejeanfood.com hope you will TuneIn worldwide or catch the following day on iTunes or Player FM.
Last but certainly not least, be sure to stay tuned in to Wildfire Radio as Derek will appearing on “Just Grubbin” show at 8pm on the same channel. Just Grubbin / We’re Justgrubbin is based out of South Jersey/Philly…This is a group of friends’ unique and irreverent takes on food, drinks and whatever else comes to their minds and they have Jawn Appetit coming in as well. Here is link: